Posts Tagged ‘color’

Super Colour: Exploring the Play Between Color, Light, Motion and Emotion

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By his own admission, photographer Andrew McGibbon doesn’t like using natural light. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with shooting natural light — he’s done it before when the situation called for it — it’s just that he prefers the wow factor that he knows he can get by experimenting with crazy lighting setups.

He wants to create “surreal” images, and so it makes sense that he would be the photog behind Super Colour, a series of psychedelic portraits taken by combing the effects of colored gels, paints, powder and sometimes water. Read more…

Albumatic: Create Social Photo Albums With Friends Near and Far

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Social photo sharing, especially where location services are involved, is tricky. As we saw with the Color app debacle, privacy concerns rule all and no amount of pre-release hype and funding can overcome those. Still, as TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler said on his blog, “a killer social photo album service” should exist, and Albumatic is making a bid for that designation. Read more…

Exploring the World of Color Theory with a 3D Modeling Program

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From time to time I post plots of color gamuts like the one above. Each time, I get emails asking how I make them, leading me to assume that the world’s thirst for color nerdiness is going unquenched. I’m setting out to fix that in this post.
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Photographs of Food Paired as Pantone Color Swatches

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Minneapolis-based art director David Schwen has been generating a lot of buzz lately for his photo project “Pantone Pairings.” Shared through his Instagram feed (@dschwen), the photos are recreations of Pantone color swatch pairings done with complementary foods of the same colors.
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Photog Captures Time in Stunning Color Pictures Using a Pinhole Camera

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When Matthew Allred isn’t teaching photography to his students at the University of Utah, he’s out creating incredible works of photographic art with the simplest of tools; the pinhole camera.

Allred calls his process ‘Heliography’, a term first coined by pioneering French photographer Joseph-Niépce in 1822 to describe his photographic invention. Allred’s process is not too dissimilar from Niépce in the fact that he constructs his own cameras and even goes as far as formulating his own chemistry for the task.
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Pick a Color, Any Color: Pentax Offers 100 Custom Color Options for the Q10 ILC

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Pentax newest goal is, and we quote, “Heightening Individualized Photographic Expression.” So if that just happens to be one of your New Years resolutions, and you also happen to be in the market for the “world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera system,” you’re in luck — you can now pick from 100 different color combinations for the Pentax Q10. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Photo-Sharing App Color Shutting Down, Sold for $7M After Raising $41M

All good things come to an end. Bad ones do too. After denying rumors last month that it would soon be shutting down, the over-funded photo-sharing app Color has now announced that it will indeed be shuttering its service.
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Fascinating Facts About How Humans Perceive and React to Color

Unless you only shoot in monochrome, color likely plays a huge part in the experience of viewing your photographs. You may be aware of how you use them, but do you know how the colors in your images affect the people that look at them? PBS Off Book put out this fascinating video today that explores just how powerful colors are.
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Apple Reportedly Acquires Photo Sharing App Color

Well, that’s quite a turn of events. Yesterday we reported that photo sharing app Color had denied rumors that the service would soon be shutting down. Based on the app’s lack of users, we said that Color would need to find some traction — and find it soon — for the $41 million invested in it to pay off. Turns out they won’t be needing a miracle after all, because they’ve reportedly already found one: the app will reportedly be acquired by Apple.
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Rumor Says Overfunded Photo App Color to Shut Down, Company Says “Nope”

People say money can’t buy happiness. Turns out there’s another thing it can’t buy: photo sharers. Despite raising a staggering $41 million in funding before even launching, the photo sharing app Color has been struggling to find users. Even after major pivots that changed the service’s DNA, the app only has less than half a million active users.

There was a good deal of buzz in the tech world today after Ricardo Bilton of VentureBeat reported that the app has been slated for closure.
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